This atmospheric drama based on a chilling true story sees a determined detective taunted by an arrogant serial killer as he fights to bring him to justice. The trial and execution of Peter Manuel in 1958 was a media sensation and attracted worldwide press attention. Never before had one man been tried simultaneously for eight murders. This gripping series dramatizes the real-life story of Detective William Muncie's dogged battle to prove Manuel's guilt and the killer's personal vendetta against the policeman on his trail. VAM: Behind The Scenes
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Three-part ITV drama that follows Scottish Detective William Muncie (Douglas Henshall) as he tries to apprehend serial killer Peter Manuel (Martin Compston). The story begins in 1946 when Muncie arrests a 16-year-old Manuel for a number of sexual assaults in Lanarkshire. Nine years later, Manuel is released from prison, only to commit more crimes on random victims and taunt Muncie from a distance. When justice finally catches up with him once again Manuel chooses to represent himself in court and does so successfully but Muncie remains convinced of his guilt. With an unprecedented killing spree gripping the area, can Muncie finally find a way to put Manuel away for good?